Moana Roller Derby:
Moana Roller Derby was originally founded as Mount Militia Derby Crew in June 2010 in Tauranga, New Zealand by a small but enthusiastic group. Due to word of mouth and a small reach of "We Want You" flyers it quickly grew momentum gathering members.
In 2018 we relaunched with a brand new look and a brand new name as Moana Roller Derby, to reflect the ongoing growth and wider base of the group. The boundaries of Tauranga Moana (the Tauranga Harbour) begin at Bowentown at the entrance to Tauranga Harbour, and continue to Papamoa. They then run inland to the mountains called Otawa and Otanewainuku, along the Kaimai ranges and back to Bowentown.
We curently have two teams (Our A team - the Salty Rollers and our development team - the Paua Rangers) that travel regularly to play a wide range of opponents from around New Zealand, as well as hosting events at home in Tauranga.
We are a registered not-for-profit Incorporated Society run by a diverse group skaters and volunteers of all ages, genders and backgrounds. Outside of Roller Derby many of our members meet regularly for street skating, ramp skating, and viewing parties of WFTDA championship action.